Re: powerpc: mpc85xx regression since 2.6.39-rc2, one cpu core lame

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Tue May 17 2011 - 17:40:37 EST

On Tue, 2011-05-17 at 18:28 +0200, Richard Cochran wrote:
> Ben,
> Recent 2.6.39-rc kernels behave strangely on the Freescale dual core
> mpc8572 and p2020. There is a long pause (like 2 seconds) in the boot
> sequence after "mpic: requesting IPIs..."
> When the system comes up, only one core shows in /proc/cpuinfo. Later
> on, lots of messages appear like the following:
> INFO: task ksoftirqd/1:9 blocked for more than 120 seconds.
> I bisected [1] the problem to:
> commit c56e58537d504706954a06570b4034c04e5b7500
> Author: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Tue Mar 8 14:40:04 2011 +1100
> powerpc/smp: Create idle threads on demand and properly reset them
> I don't see from that commit what had gone wrong. Perhaps you can
> help resolve this?

Hrm, odd. Kumar, care to have a look ? That's what happens when you
don't get me HW to test with :-)


> Thanks,
> Richard
> 1. I had to patch commit e5462d16 by hand when bisecting, which is a
> fixup for commit fa3f82c8 and not yet merged in c56e5853.

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